Nominations for Trustee Positions and Election Information
Archdiocesan policy states that in the event of a trustee vacancy, the parish must follow the rules governing the election of parish trustees from the State of Wisconsin State Statute 187.19 which stipulates that trustees are to be elected “from and by the congregation”. Directives regarding the election of trustees are contained in Archdiocesan Parish Trustee Manual which states that the pastor may identify a nominee for each of the openings. In addition to the pastor’s nominees, other nominees may be accepted from the congregation prior to the election. Additional candidates must be nominated in writing by 10 or more registered parish members.
The nomination form, which can be downloaded here,contains information about the roles of Trustee Treasurer and Trustee Secretary, as well as qualifications for these positions. Nominations close on April 4th. If there are no other nominations received other than the pastor’s, they will automatically be named as our new Trustees. If there are any additional nominees, an election will be held on the weekend of May 8th and 9th. Brief biographies and pictures of trustee nominees will be published in our bulletin and on our webpage the weekend of April 24th and 25th.
Nominations can be placed in the box on the table in the Gathering Space or submitted to the parish office by April 4th.